Re: ext3-2.4-0.9.4

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 19:16:17 EST

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> Exactly what is wrong with doing fsync() on the
> directory ?

It's non-portable and a kludge.

> Why do you want us to turn link() and rename()
> into link_slowly() and rename_slowly() ?

Opening up the directory requires lots of inode lookups which are

> Why can't you use a simple wrapper function to
> do this for you ?

Because it's more inefficient than necessary and it bloats the

Matthias Andree
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